The Brian Barry Prize is currently closed for submissions.
In partnership with Cambridge University Press and the British Journal of Political Science (BJPolS), the British Academy awards an annual prize in honour of Brian Barry, a distinguished Fellow of the Academy and founding editor of the journal.
Brian Barry was a distinguished moral and political philosopher whose work fruitfully combined analytic philosophy and political science, political theory and social choice theory. The prize is awarded annually for excellence in political science, as displayed in an essay submitted for the prize that has not been previously published and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere. The essay can address any topic in political science, as covered by BJPolS, but essays in fields related to the work of Brian Barry are especially welcome.
Essays may be submitted by anyone in possession of a first degree, provided they are not employees of the British Academy or Cambridge University Press, or editors of the British Journal of Political Science.
Entries should be 8,000 to 10,000 words, with an abstract of no more than 100 words. Entries may be submitted at any time.
The Prize will be awarded by the Events and Prizes Committee of the British Academy, on the advice of a Prize Committee especially appointed to assess entries for the Brian Barry Prize.
The Prize, valued at £500 will be awarded at a ceremony at the British Academy in Autumn 2020. The winning entry will be published in the British Journal of Political Science, possibly after revisions.
The deadline for the 2020 prize was the 12th of February 2020.
Enquiries should be directed to email@example.com
The 2019 winner of the Brian Barry Prize is Andre Santos Campos, Nova University of Lisbon, for his essay 'Representing the Future: The Interests of Future Persons in Representative Democracy' which will appear in a forthcoming issue of BJPolS.
2018 - Dr Zeynep Pamuk, University of Oxford, for ‘Justifying Public Funding for Science’
2017 - Professor Jonathan White, London School of Economics and Political Science, for 'The Ethics of Political Alliance'
2016 - Professor William Roberts Clark, Texas A&M University, Professor Matt Golder, Pennsylvania State University, and Professor Sona N. Golder, Pennsylvania State University for 'An Exit, Voice, and Loyalty Model of Politics'
2015 - Dr Parashar Kulkarni, New York University, for 'Are There Cultural Prerequisites to Effective Property Rights?: Evidence from Inheritance Rights of Widows in Colonial India'
2014 - Dr Helder De Schutter, KU Leuven, and Dr Lea Ypi, LSE, for 'Mandatory Citizenship for Immigrants'
Winning articles are available free of charge until further notice.